Second verse better than the first

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So, after much internal debate, I sat down after work on Friday night and ripped. And you know, it wasn’t as painful as I thought it would be (not that I want it to be by usual Friday night activity or anything).

Late-night phone picture of frogged yarn. It felt so good to get past the crinkly yarn into fresh stuff again.

Late-night phone picture of frogged yarn. It felt so good to get past the crinkly yarn into fresh stuff again.

Thank you all for your helpful and supportive comments. Seriously, it is very reassuring to see so many people who would also choose the painful path of perfection (how’s that for alliteration?). If I hadn’t already ripped, I think Audry’s comment would have put me over the edge. To do all that work and then not wear the sweater? Ugh.

I also realized that if it bothered me now, it would both me far, far more when there were six or seven properly worked repeats above it. Yes, it’s the back and it’s low on the back, so I wouldn’t be able to see it while wearing the sweater, but I’d know it was there. And sure, it sucks to rip out basically half of your progress, but in this case it was only 26 rows, and I more than made up that ground by the end of Saturday. And don’t you think it looks better?

I have colour coded the cables to prevent mis-crossing from happening again.

I have colour coded the cables to prevent mis-crossing from happening again.

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8 thoughts on “Second verse better than the first

  1. Cassy

    I think it looks wonderful. That would have bugged me forever. Maybe it’s the curse of the SSKAL to have to rip out mis-crossed (or uncrossed in my case) cables at least once. We both got it out of the way.

    1. Angela Hickman Post author

      Haha. Maybe so. And if that’s the case, I’m just glad I noticed it before I got too far away. Smooth sailing from here on out?

  2. Audry

    I’m sure you feel much better now. It looks great! And you will always have the story of “the time I ripped for the sake a of miscrossed cable” rather than the story of “here is my sweater with the miscrossed cable”.

  3. Cameron

    I just commented on your first miscrossed cable post, and just a few minutes later saw this post! If get behind enough in your blog reader, it’s like streaming a whole TV season on Netflix – instant gratification! Unlike ripping back a sweater. It looks great. I love that spot where all of the cables weave together.

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